The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 30, 2012
 

Cycling: De Jongh leaves Sky after doping admission

 
 

LONDON (AFP) - Steven de Jongh has stepped down from his role as Team Sky's sporting director after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs during his career, the British team announced on Monday.

"Steven de Jongh has left Team Sky following three seasons as sports director," read a statement from Team Sky.

"After the team reaffirmed its position on anti-doping, Steven disclosed that he had taken a banned substance earlier in his career as a professional rider."

De Jongh, 38, wrote in a letter published on www.cyclingweekly.co.uk that his decision to dope was an individual one not soemthing imposed on him by ambitious team chiefs.